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Rare Citrus Fruit Could Be the Key To Better Cholesterol Health

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Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood, it’s needed to build healthy cells. However, high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, high cholesterol numbers can lead to the development of fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for blood to flow through your arteries (2).

For many people, it’s thought that taking a pharmaceutical drug (i.e. a statin) is the only path for supporting their cholesterol health.

However, new research shows that nature has provided a way to support cholesterol health.

In 2009, researchers in Italy discovered a “strange yellow fruit” that helps to naturally support cholesterol health (3, 4, 5). Since then, multiple clinical trials have been completed showing that this rare citrus fruit has a profound effect on cholesterol health (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

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Berbercol is a breakthrough formula that utilizes this rare citrus fruit (plus one other key ingredient).

Berbercol is a natural supplement designed to support cholesterol health from two unique angles: 1) it works to reduce excess cholesterol production, and 2) it helps to increase the amount of cholesterol removal receptors in the liver. This two-pronged approach helps to balance the amount of cholesterol produced on the front-end, and to remove any excess cholesterol on the back-end.

Berbercol is a safe, scientifically-backed supplement for cholesterol health

1. Lloyd-Jones, D., et al. (2010). Heart disease and stroke statistics (2010 update): A report from the american heart association. Circulation, 121(7). doi: 10.3410/f.2944956.2611067

2. Mayo Clinic: Cholesterol Overview (2019). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/symptoms-causes/syc-20350800

3. Cappello, A., Dolce, V., Iacopetta, D., Martello, M., Fiorillo, M., Curcio, R., … Dhanyalayam, D. (2016). Bergamot (Citrus bergamia Risso) Flavonoids and Their Potential Benefits in Human Hyperlipidemia and Atherosclerosis: an Overview. Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, 16(8), 619-629. doi: 10.2174/1389557515666150709110222

4. Cai, Y., Xing, G., Shen, T., Zhang, S., Rao, J., & Shi, R. (2017). Effects of 12-week supplementation of Citrus bergamia extracts-based formulation CitriCholess on cholesterol and body weight in older adults with dyslipidemia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lipids in Health and Disease, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s12944-017-0640-1

5. Nauman, M. C., & Johnson, J. J. (2019). Clinical application of bergamot (Citrus bergamia) for reducing high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease markers. Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism, 6(2). doi: 10.15761/ifnm.1000249

6. Ross Walker, Elzbieta Janda and Vincenzo Mollace. The Use of Bergamot-derived Polyphenol Fraction in Cardiometabolic Risk Prevention and its Possible Mechanisms of Action. Cardiac Health and Polyphenols. Chp 84, Pg 1085-1103, 2014

7. Micaela Gliozzi, Ross Walker, Elzbjeta Janda, Vincenzo Mollace. Bergamot polyphenolic fraction enhances rosuvastatin-induced effect on LDLcholesterol, LOX-1 expression and Protein Kinase B phosphorylation in patients with hyperlipidemia. International Journal of Cardiology Dec 2013, 170(2):140-5

8. Vincenzo Mollace, Iolanda Sacco, Elzbieta Janda, Claudio Malara, Domenica Ventrice, Carmen Colica, Valeria Visalli, Saverio Muscoli. Hypolipemic and hypoglycaemic activity of bergamot polyphenols: From animal models to human studies. Fitoterapia 82 (2011) 309-316

9. Celia C, Trapasso E, Locatelli M, Navarra M, Ventura CA, Wolfram J, Carafa M, Morittu VM, Britti D, Di Marzio L.. Anticancer activity of liposomal bergamot essential oil (BEO) on human neuroblastoma cells. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013 Dec 1;112:548-53

10. Delle Monache S, Sanità P, Trapasso E, Ursino MR, Dugo P, Russo M, Ferlazzo N, Calapai G, Angelucci A, Navarra M. Mechanisms underlying the anti-tumoral effects of Citrus Bergamia juice. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 16;8(4)

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